With the Margaret Hunt Hill Trinity River Bridge completed and opened focus will turn to two more Calatrava projects:

  • The Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center in NYC
  • Margaret McDermott I-35 Santiago Caltrava Bridge in Dallas

Be sure to check out the current blog on the Calatrava designed Margaret Hunt Hill Trinity River Bridge in Dallas.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have contracted with Santiago Calatrava for a $3.4 billion transportation hub at the World Trade Center site which will serve as a connection point for PATH and subway trains.

About 250,000 people are expected to pass through its main concourse each day, and the retail space is supposed to measure 500,000 square feet, surpassing the size of the Time Warner Center.

The transit center is glass-and-steel. Some details of the design were eliminated in favor of cost which have risen with the price of steel.

The glass elliptical ceiling is composed of steel arches being fabricated in Spain.

The transit hub, which is expected to open in 2014, will be the third-largest transportation center in the New York with only the Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station being larger.

Santiago Calatrava Rendering of Proposed Transit Center at World Trade Center.

And the featured rose at the garden is the Texas favorite, Mrs. Dudley Cross! Developed in Texas in 1920 by a huband for his beloved wife, this rose blooms the most beautiful cream and fades to pink. The fragrance is rich and sweet. This is the most wonderful rose on the planet, in my opinion. Read more about this rose here: LeeAnnTorrans.com-Mrs. Dudley Cross